Londonderry budget committee member seeks Town Council seat
Christopher Melcher, a 30-year resident and graduate of Londonderry High School who is wrapping up his current three-year-term on the budget committee, said he decided to seek a council seat due to recent concerns over public safety, particularly fire and police department staffing.
As developers for the pending Woodmont Commons project prepare to build the site’s initial access road in the coming two years, Melcher said another top priority of his would be to “ensure the development agreement is strictly enforced.”
“We have several large developments coming and continue to have discussions on bringing large businesses to the airport and Pettengill Road area,” Melcher said. “There are major decision coming in regards to all of these areas. We must continue to increase the tax base so that residential taxes can be level-funded or even decreased.”
“I’ve learned all about the town’s financial system and have also been able to interact with all the department heads and staff,” he said. “So I’d say I’m very well-prepared to jump into the councilor role on day one.”
Both Green and Freda have filed for re-election.
The school board also has two vacancies coming up, with Chairman Nancy Hendrick’s term expiring along with John Robinson’s. Robinson announced late last month that he wouldn’t be seeking another term on the school board, opting instead to run for Town Council.
Voting on all town and school positions will take place Tuesday, March 11, at Londonderry High School.